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All Things Considered
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Western Journalists Cross Into Libya
    NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is one of the first Western reporters to reach eastern Libya, now largely in the hands of anti-Gadhafi protesters. She speaks to host Michele Norris.
  • Oil Prices Reflect Fears Unrest Will Spread
    Oil prices rose sharply around the world Tuesday. The spike reflects fears that the political turmoil in Libya could spread to other Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, the region's biggest oil supplier.
  • Indian High Court To Consider Jailed Activist's Case
    Dr. Binayak Sen, a civil-liberties advocate, faces a life sentence for sedition. Supporters say he is being persecuted for defending the rights of tribal people in one of India's poorest states. Opponents, however, say he supported an outlawed rebel group that was blamed for thousands of civilian deaths.
  • The Surprising Tale Of Two Sexy, Titian Masterpieces
    The stories behind the sensuous Renaissance paintings are almost as titillating as the art itself. They were created for Philip II, the pious, Catholic king of Spain, and in a journey spanning centuries of war and revolution, have traveled from Spain to Scotland and now, briefly, to the U.S.
  • Book Review: 'Weegee Stories'
    Alan Cheuse reviews a Web-based short fiction collection from writer Robert Olen Butler, Weegee Stories. The author provides captions for some of the iconic pictures of Weegee, the name used by photographer Arthur Fellig. The collection appears at Narrative, the online fiction magazine's website.
  • Italy Embarrassed By Ties To Libya's Gadhafi
    The Libyan leader has a personal and political friendship with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. That relationship is beginning to be awkward for Italy vis-a-vis its European allies, which have sharply condemned Gadhafi's violent crackdown on demonstrators.
  • American's CIA Ties Imperil Pakistan Cooperation
    The revelation that American Raymond Davis was a CIA operative has only heightened tensions between the Pakistani intelligence service and its U.S. counterpart.
  • Five Years Later, Justice Thomas Still Silent
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has passed a unique anniversary. As of Tuesday, it has been five years since he asked a question at the court's oral argument — a phenomenon unmatched in recent history.
  • Web Wiretaps Raise Security, Privacy Concerns
    Companies that offer Web-based e-mail or social networking can't always cooperate with court-ordered surveillance. That's because it's not always possible to create built-in eavesdropping systems, and those back doors can leave computers vulnerable to hacking and non-government spying.
  • Alzheimer's Research Advocate Tom DeBaggio Dies
    Tom DeBaggio was 57 when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Over the years, he shared his experience with NPR and wrote two books about coping with the disease. He died Monday at the age of 69.

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